Protesting doctors, medical staff in Quetta arrested by police over non-provision of PPE

QUETTA: Police arrested doctors and medical staff in Balochistan’s capital on Monday for protesting over non-provision of Personal Protective Equipment for treating coronavirus patients.


According to President Young Doctors Association Dr Yasir Khan, more than 150 doctors and paramedics have been arrested.

The doctors and medical staff wanted to protest outside the Chief Minister House when the police baton-charged them.

During the protests, police and demonstrating medical staff resorted to scuffling as well.

Following the arrests, the young doctors suspended their work in protest.

Police said that the medical staff were arrested due to the violation of Section 144 and now have been sent to different police stations.

The incident came in the backdrop of more than a dozen doctors contracting the virus reportedly while discharging their duties.

Balochistan, as of Saturday afternoon, recorded 192 cases of the coronavirus with one casualty.


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